Hip hop came up big again when Rolling Stone put out their list of "Best Albums of 2010." Hats off to Kanye West for taking the #1 spot with "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy." Rolling Stone had this to say about the album (from their website):
With My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West made music as sprawlingly messy as his life. When he wasn't feuding with Matt Lauer or bugging out on Twitter, Kanye was building hip-hop epics, songs full of the kind of grandiose gestures that only the foolish attempt and only the wildly talented pull off. The more he piled on — string sections, Elton John piano solos, vocoder freakouts, Bon Iver cameos, King Crimson and Rick James samples — the better the music got. Never has Kanye rhymed so hilariously ("Have you ever had sex with a pharaoh?/I put the pussy in a sarcophagus") or been so insightful about his relationship-torpedoing faults. From the bracing prog-rock of "Power" to the spooky grandeur of "Runaway" to the shape-shifting "Hell of a Life," he made all other music seem dimmer and duller. Is the album dark? Sure. Twisted? Of course. But above all, it's beautiful
Click on the link to read the Hip Hop ChicZ album review: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Album Review
Kanye wasn't the only one who made the list, though. Drake comes in at #7 (My favorite #. 7s up all day!) with "Thank Me Later." Eminem made #9 with "Recovery." Big Boi made the list at #21 for "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty." The Roots also made the cut at #29 for "How I Got Over" (which I personally think should have been higher up on the list, but hey, at least they made it). Rick Ross finishes off the list at #30 for "Teflon Don."
It is definitely a nice sight to see when you have a hip hop artist taking the #1 spot, especially when that artist is Mr. Controversy himself, Kanye West (SN: Taylor Swift only made #13 and she might have never even made that if Kanye didn't make her infamous). Three hip hop albums in the top 10...yeah, I'll take it. We're not doing too shabby.
For a complete list: Rolling Stone Best Albums of 2010